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Fewer people taking the bus as fares rise faster than driving costs, says expert

Fewer people taking the bus as fares rise faster than driving costs, says expert | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Bus fares are rising more sharply than the cost of driving leading to a drop in passenger numbers and a vicious public transport circle, research has revealed. Michael Waterson, professor of economics at the University of Warwick, said bus travel per head is declining throughout Britain even though people are
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ESRC funds CAGE

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Victorians were “happier” than we are now, finds CAGE research

Victorians were “happier” than we are now, finds CAGE research | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research by the University of Warwick's Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) and the Social Market Foundation shows that levels of happiness appear to have been highest during the Victorian era.

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The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) receives funding from the ESRC.

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Happy is productive

Happy is productive | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new report from IZA World of Labor as found that a rise in workers’ happiness leads to an increase in productivity. It draws the conclusion that companies would profit from investment in their employees’ well-being.

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In this new IZA World of Labor report the economist Dr Eugenio Proto, of the University of Warwick’s Department of Economics and Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) - funded by the ESRC, summarises the latest research that shows a positive correlation between a rise in happiness and an increase in productivity.

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Rent racism hits Airbnb’s ethnic hosts

Rent racism hits Airbnb’s ethnic hosts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Black and Asian homeowners get less rent on Airbnb than white people with similar properties in the same area, a study has found.

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Roland Rathelot is a research associate at the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), which is funded by ESRC.

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Facebook popularity hampers fundraising efforts, says Warwick study

Facebook popularity hampers fundraising efforts, says Warwick study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People with fewer friends on Facebook raise more money for charity than those with a greater number of connections, revealed a study by a Warwick professor.

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Article cites the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE)

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Economist Finds Formula for the 'Perfect Ask' in Online Fundraising

Going it alone and setting targets are part of the ‘perfect ask’ fundraising formula to generate the most online donations for charity events, according to research.


Economist Professor Kimberley Scharf, from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, led a team who analysed data from the online fundraising site JustGiving to discover what determines fundraising success.

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The article references research from the ESRC-funded CAGE at the University of Warwick

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Economist finds formula for the ‘perfect ask’ in online fundraising

Going it alone and setting targets are part of the 'perfect ask' fundraising formula to generate the most online donations for charity events, according to research.

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This article cites research by the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy at the University of Warwick.

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Warwick economic centre awarded £3.5 million

Warwick economic centre awarded £3.5 million | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Warwick's Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy has been awarded £3.5 million to continue its research programme
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This article discusses an ESRC grant that has been awarded to Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).

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DNA key to Danish happiness: study

They are officially the happiest people on Earth and now scientists think they know why life is such a dream for the Danes.
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The article features findings from economists at the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy.

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Queen's birthday honours list 2014: GCB, DBE and CBE

The full list of recipients of the Order of the British Empire, Civil: Dame Commander, Commander
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CBE for ESRC-funded academics:

Professor Nicholas Francis Robert Crafts, Professor of Economic History University of Warwick and director, ESRC Research Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy. For services to Economics.

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Professor Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology and New Dynamics of Ageing director University of Sheffield. For services to Social Science. 

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Office design ideas: Mind Candy HQ

Office design ideas: Mind Candy HQ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

For example, a study recently conducted by the Social Market Foundation – at the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy – found that people were an average of 12% more productive when carrying out tasks after doing something fun. In some cases, productivity increased by as much as 20%.

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ESRC funds the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy. 

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